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Doug Thomas

Since founding NOOX — or North of Oxford St., a record label, production company and recording studio — in 2014, Doug has released numerous solo projects — including Short Stories, Vol. 1&2, and the triptych Angles, Cassiopeia and Shapes. For Ballades, he has collaborated with Piano & Coffee Co. as well as pianists Marta Cascales Alimbau, Manos Milonakis, Marek Votruba and Muriël Bostdorp. The Seasons is a collaborative homage to the music of Tchaikovsky; it features twelve pianists from around the world — including Simeon Walker, Garreth Broke and Dominique Charpentier. For Grace, he has collaborated with Sonder House and pianist/cellist Jesse Brown. Portraits, is another homage to his inspirations — and has been released in collaboration with Lonely Swallow and Affan. Studia is the first volume of a collection of contemporary piano études — released with the Italian label Blue Spiral Records (BSR) and featuring Angelo Villari. His latest release with the same label, Anxiety/Serenity (featuring the harp of Mary Dunsford), is a response to the situation that the world experienced in this first quarter of 2020, through the spread of the COVID-19.

As a writer Doug publishes articles, interviews and reviews, and is a contributor for Interlude as well as a guest writer on The Cross-Eyed Pianist and ArtMuseLondon.

“Music allows me to express ideas and feelings in a unique way. Each piece I compose is an attempt in finding balance between interest and beauty, within the limits of my own language and experience. I like the idea that music can provide us with an alternative to our daily life, whether it completes it or helps us take some distance from it.”

www.dougthomas.co.uk
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Contributed Posts
Sep 22, 2021 Charles Ives’ Approach to Music
Sep 15, 2021 Composing 2.0
The Purpose of Computers in the World of Creative Music
Sep 8, 2021 Why Stravinsky Is the Most Rock’n’Roll of All Composers
Sep 1, 2021 Music & Language: An Analogy
Jul 12, 2021 Perceiving Music
Jul 5, 2021 Death Brings Success
Jun 28, 2021 What’s With Mozart
Jun 14, 2021 Impressionism, a Three-Part Series: In Our Modern World
Jun 7, 2021 Impressionism, a Three-Part Series: In Europe
May 31, 2021 Impressionism, a Three-Part Series: In France